As an entrepreneur, wearing too many hats can quickly lead to burnout. This week on Grow Money Business, we talk about how and why it is so important for entrepreneurs to monitor their mental health and wellbeing. Bunny Young, a business consultant, former therapist, and third-generation entrepreneur joins us today to discuss preventing and managing entrepreneurial burnout, as well as some valuable lessons she has learned along the way.
[02:40] Levels of Burnout – We start the conversation with different levels of burnout and how to cope.
[05:38] PTSD –Bunny shares some signs that suggest we might be experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder.
[10:17] Burnout & PTSD – Bunny compares the signs & symptoms of burnout against that of PTSD and shares how businesses can help their staff approach mental health in a positive way.
[14:00] Preventing Big Burnout – Bunny shares her thoughts on how we can prevent a small burnout from snowballing into a big burnout.
[18:00] Workweek Patterns – Bunny gives her thoughts on why our centuries-old 40-hour workweek is no longer efficient and the impact it has on managing entrepreneurial burnout.
[26:00] Making Good Decisions – Bunny shares her advice for making objective and logical decisions while experiencing burnout.
[31:28] Business Background – Bunny is a third-generation entrepreneur. We talk about the businesses her parents and grandparents developed.
[38:31] Bunny’s Journey – Bunny shares her own entrepreneurial journey, and some of the career pivots she made along the way.
[53:15] Consulting – Bunny talks about her consulting firm and how they help family-centric small business owners spend more time with their loved ones.